Pursuant to Section 12.2.23 of the Agreement between the Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Area and Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada (Nunavut Agreement) and s. 38 of the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act, S.C. 2013, c. 14, s. 2 (NuPPAA) on December 6, 2018 the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) released for consultation the following Draft Rules of Procedure and Draft Standard Impact Statement (IS) Guidelines:

The Draft Rules of Procedure have been developed as authorized under Article 12, Section 12.2.23 of the Nunavut Agreement and s. 26 of the NuPPAA and will apply to NIRB proceedings, including Public Hearings. Once finalized, the updated version will replace the NIRB’s 2009 Rules of Procedure:

The Draft Standard IS Guidelines have been developed as authorized under Article 12, Section 12.2.23(h) of the Nunavut Agreement s. 26(1)(e) of the NuPPAA and provide information to guide Proponents in the preparation of their impact statement documentation as required during the NIRB’s assessment of project proposals under Article 12 of the Nunavut Agreement and Part 3 of the NuPPAA. Once finalized, the Standard IS Guidelines will provide greater certainty for proponents wishing to develop project descriptions with sufficient information to support an assessment by the NIRB and will limit and focus the required development of project-specific guidelines issued during the assessment of a project by the NIRB.

The following correspondence and notices have been issued by the NIRB related to consultation on the Draft Rules of Procedure and Draft Standard IS Guidelines:

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the NIRB regarding the Draft Rules of Procedure and Draft Standard IS Guidelines by March 15, 2019 via regular mail, fax or email:

Attn: Ryan Barry, Executive Director
Nunavut Impact Review Board
P.O. Box 1360, 29 Mitik St.
Cambridge Bay, NU X0B 0C0
Fax: 1-867-983-2594
Email: info@nirb.ca

The following comment submissions have been received to date by the NIRB from interested parties regarding the Draft Rules of Procedure and Draft Standard IS Guidelines:

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